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9-year-old boy accidentally shot in head in Trinidad is taken off life support

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PUEBLO, Colorado — A 9-year-old boy who was accidentally shot in the head in Trinidad has died.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://goo.gl/4MSZ6Q ) the boy and his 8-year-old brother were waiting in a parked car Jan. 4 when they found a loaded gun. The older brother was shot and underwent surgery at Denver Children's Hospital. He was taken off of life support Sunday.

Investigators say the two boys, whose names have not been released, were in the care of a family friend because their parents had a medical appointment. The car was parked near a natural gas station where the caregiver works. He was working on a pump at the time of the shooting.

Police have not arrested anyone, and prosecutors will review the investigation to determine what charges, if any, will be filed.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com

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